Solid waste permitting, registrations and certifications
Permitting of solid waste sites and facilities is a joint effort between the local governing body with jurisdiction (county or municipality) and us.
There is no statewide application form for a solid waste Certificate of Designation. People proposing a facility should contact the local governing body that has jurisdiction where the proposed site is to be located.
We conduct a comprehensive technical review of applications for a Certificate of Designation (CD) as a solid waste site or facility to determine whether the location, design and operating criteria of the proposed facility are protective of human health and the environment.
Any technical conditions of approval we list in our final report will be incorporated as requirements in the Certificate of Designation as issued by the local governing body with jurisdiction.
In addition to solid waste landfills, certificates of designation are generally required for waste impoundments, water treatment plant sludge disposal sites, medical waste treatment, storage and/or disposal facilities, composting facilities and onsite disposal of regulated asbestos-contaminated soil.
Activities that don't require a permit
Although some may not be required to obtain a certificate of designation or other permit, many entities must register with us or become certified before they may conduct their business.